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I have blood pressure increase and aorta dilation, what to do?

I have blood pressure increase and aorta dilation, what to do?

Dilated aorta: Consult your physician regarding this problem. When the aorta is dilated we usually try to keep the blood pressure(pulse pressure)down to decrease wall stress. You should discuss your condition with your Dr. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Transient Pain at the belly button area always after Masturbation. Is it increased blood flow and pressure at the aorta site there?

Transient Pain at the belly button area always after Masturbation. Is it increased blood flow and pressure at the aorta site there?

Not aorta.: This is most certainly not the aorta although it is hard to say what it might be exactly. Best guess? Related to testicle. The nerve to the testicle refers sensation to the mid abdomen. ...Read more

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When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

Exercise: If you have no family history of aneurysm and don't have hypertension and also no connective tissue diseases, then I wouldn't be concerned unless your blood pressure with exercise was consistently higher than 160/90. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in aortic ccoarctation why the blood pressure in upper body greater than lower..plz answer?

Can you tell me in aortic ccoarctation why the blood pressure in upper body greater than lower..plz answer?

Hemodynamics: Because blood can't reach the lower body due to the coarct, pressure there is low. Pressure in the upper body is high because there is no obstruction and the vessels see the full force of the heart's contraction. ...Read more

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What happens if the velocity of the blood is highest at the aorta, shouldn't the pressure be at the lowest?

Comparison?: I need more information to answer this question: to what location are you comparing the velocity in the aorta? Typically, the velocity of blood in the aorta is higher than, for example, the venae cavae that deliver blood to the right side of the heart. This is because blood that is forcibly pumped out of the heart goes into the aorta and then travels in pulsatile fashion to the brain, legs, etc ...Read more

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How does coarctation of the aorta impact blood pressure in a patient?

How does coarctation of the aorta impact blood pressure in a patient?

Kidney's: Coarctation leads to decreased blood flow in the lower body. The kidney's sense the blood flow and release hormones to regulate blood pressure. If kidney blood flow is low, they release hormones to raise BP and vice versa. And after time, the blood vessels in the body respond to the high blood pressure with abnormal changes of their own. ...Read more

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Is it worst for the aorta to have high blood pressure because of mental Stress or because of physical stress? What's the difference?

Is it worst for the aorta to have high blood pressure because of mental Stress or because of physical stress? What's the difference?

Neither: High blood pressure is high blood pressure. Doesn't matter what the cause is. While most people with aortic disease have high blood pressure, the vast majority of people with high blood pressure don't ever get aortic disease. High blood pressure with stress or exertion doesn't correlate at all, only HBP at rest. Finally the incidence of aortic disease in people ...Read more

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I have mild coarcitation of the aorta treated with blood pressure meds and water pills no surgery is this ok?

I have mild coarcitation of the aorta treated with blood pressure meds and water pills  no surgery is this ok?

Maybe: Coarcs cause hypertension above the level of the lesion--typically mid-chest up---and low BP to the rest of the body. As long as the coarc is truly mild, this is probably ok. Your docs will want to pay close attention to your kidney function and the severity of the lesion over time, usually via blood and urine tests and regular ct scans (annually at a minimum). ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more